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The FAI have claimed this morning that talks with Martin O'Neill over the vacant Republic of Ireland manager's job are at an "advanced stage". ITV Football pundit Roy Keane is tipped to team up with O'Neill. Both men are set to provide analysis for ITV on Sociedad v Man Utd tonight.
More to follow.
Talk of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane taking the ROI job. A merging of 2 fascinating and complex individuals is a mouthwatering prospect.
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Republic of Ireland and Reading prodigy Liam Kelly stunned Sweden's keeper with this long-range strike in a recent Under-19 Euro qualifier. It's reminiscent of David Beckham's goal from a similar distance against Wimbledon in 1996.
Noel King has told the Republic of Ireland's next manager he can look forward to a bright footballing future for the nation.
Under-21s coach King, who was asked to take charge of the senior team for the final two World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan following Giovanni Trapattoni's departure, is confident the current squad has what it will take to make a fist of the Euro 2016 campaign.
King, whose side lost 3-0 in Cologne on Friday evening, said: "If whoever comes in wants to play in a European way, they will have seen that in Cologne. They will have seen that, that's European football.
"Going forward on the counter was terrific; back to defending was terrific; working together and being compact as a unit was terrific.
"Did we have enough of the ball? Obviously not. Would you have it against Spain? Would you have it against Brazil? No.
Joachim low is confident there is more to come from his Germany team after seeing them march into the World Cup finals in Brazil.
A 3-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland in Cologne ensured that the Germans will finish top of Group C with a game to spare, and they head for Sweden on Tuesday already looking ahead to their adventure next summer.
I look at previous campaigns, especially during Euro 2012. The team is more solid, more stable and more compact in defence.
I used this campaign to make my team more stable. It hinges around the opponent you play, they will have a major role in making games attractive or nice to watch for the spectators.
Of course we do have some things to tackle. Defensively, there is room for improvement. But the matches against Austria and today really came close to perfection.